Time for a new premier?

March 15, 2007

NSW Premier Morris Iemma has apologised unreservedly for last night’s peak-hour train chaos in Sydney and has promised voters it will not happen again if Labor is returned to government.

July 5, 2007

Rail services to North Sydney and beyond ground to a halt…

Is it time for Morris to step down as Premier?

Update: I walked over the bridge tonight, and noted that the train made it a bit further south than last time: it was stuck in the middle of the bridge. Walking proved to be more effective, I think, than waiting for rail buses – I’ve never seen such long queues in my years of working in North Sydney.

A lot of fragments of conversations (that’s all you hear when you rush over the bridge) were recalling the last broken-down train, but there wasn’t a lot of calling for accountability.

Perhaps it was just a lofty political promise made in the shadow of a looming election.

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  1. The de-tangling of the lines won’t happen for 18 months, but surely the fixing of the hatches could happen quicker. I think my issue is more with how crazy that promise was, and that a train broke down in almost exactly the same way, less than 6 months later.

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